Welcome to Chemistry at Waterloo

Chemistry is often referred to as the “central science” and with good reason: it is foundational in areas such as health, environmental sciences, new materials development and nanotechnology.  

At Waterloo, we offer some of the most interdisciplinary and cutting edge undergraduate and graduate chemistry programs in Canada, where specializations prepare you for exciting professional careers in industry, business, government and academia. The Department of Chemistry is dedicated to maintaining the highest quality in its programs and this commitment is reflected with the teaching and research excellence of our award winning staff and faculty.

Whatever your level, whatever your interest, we invite you to explore our programs to see for yourself what we have to offer. Consider becoming a part of Waterloo Chemistry where teaching, mentoring and research combine to prepare you for your career.

  1. Aug. 30, 2022Waterloo leads interdisciplinary team investigating new forever chemicals in Canadian water systems
    water treatment plant

    University of Waterloo is leading an interdisciplinary team to detect, identify and treat per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) – better known as forever chemicals – in water systems affecting more than 2.5 million Canadians.  

  2. Aug. 9, 2022Scott Hopkins awarded PerkinElmer Award

    Scott Hopkins, an associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, is this year's winner of the PerkinElmer Award from the Canadian Society of Analytical Sciences and Spectroscopy.

  3. July 18, 2022Chemistry Lecturer Laura Ingram awarded the 2021 WUSA Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award
    Laura Ingram

    Laura Ingram, a Chemistry Lecturer and Undergraduate Advisor, has been awarded the 2021 WUSA Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award from the Waterloo Undergraduate Association.

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  1. Oct. 3, 2022Doctoral Seminar - Vipin Singh

    "Interfacial Investigation of solid electrolytes for Lithium and sodium Solid-state batteries"

    Supervisor:  L.F. Nazar
    Location:     Teams

  2. Oct. 13, 2022Doctoral Thesis Defence - Avi Mathur

    "Polymer additive engineering of organolead halide perovskites: effect on device characteristics and scalable manufacturing"

    Supervisor: Vivek Maheshwari
    Location:     C2-361

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